We were recently invited to challenge our taste buds, and all of our senses in a fierce competition to recreate Scotland’s finest blended Scotch Whisky, all in the hopes of being crowned the “Master Blender.” The Famous Grouse treated us to an intimate creative tasting and blending session led by Brand Ambassador Marc Laverdiere at The Caledonian on College Street.
Armed with nothing but our palates, noses and half a dozen unidentified Scotch Whiskies, we had to recreate the complex and beloved profile of the Famous Grouse. It was definitely a fun experience, Marc was as helpful as he could be, but let me tell you recreating The Famous Grouse Whisky is quite the challenge!
So did I bring Fame or Shame to Scotland’s most loved Scotch Whisky? I’d like to say I did an awesome job… I didn’t win, but if you ask me my creation tasted exactly like it… kinda. I’m not a Whisky drinker (I know I say this all the time), so I’m always afraid and excited when I’m invited to an event that involves me drinking Whisky, but I was given some great advice by one of the attendees who say to drink a different Whisky everyday and I’ll definitely find one that I like…I’m not sure how good that’ll be for me in the long run… hmmmmm.
After we were done recreating or rather attempting to recreate the Famous Grouse Whisky, we were treated to a lovely dinner of smoked salmon and these AMAZING potatoes, Scotch Eggs (which I loooove) and another Whisky tasting. We definitely ate, drank and were very merry, and we also learned a great deal about Scotch! It was a great night 🙂
Thank you for inviting us!
We were recently summoned by the Canadian Club Chairman to share in his “Whisky Whisdoms” at the inaugural Canadian Club National Club meeting; which was held at Hart House in downtown Toronto, and hosted by the Canadian Club Chairman himself. Myself, Kaylaa, and many others ditched our wine glasses/beer cups for classic Canadian Club cocktails, enjoyed hearty hors d’oeuvres inspired by the Chairman’s own five food groups, and some of us even got to experience the perks of the CC Club membership; which included style tips and rewards from Korry’s Clothiers and Bode Spa.
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It really was a fun night, we did a whisky tasting, then got some delicious whisky cocktails, then we snacked on some AMAZING hors d’oeuvres, THEN we took pictures with the chairman… we did this over and over again, and it was GREAT! I can’t wait for the next meeting!
Thanks to the Chairman for sharing his “Whisky Whisdoms” with us 🙂
peace, love and good Whisky!